Suga’ Sean O’Malley Flagged By USADA, Issues Statement
MMA’s favorite new pot head, Sean O’Malley has been flagged by another failed USADA druge testing. Luckily, it isn’t quite what you might think.
Fresh off a six-month suspension from the United States Doping Agency, O’Malley was set to make his return against Marlon Vera. He was previously suspended for the banned substance Ostarine. It seems that this positive test comes from the same substance.
O’Malley issued this statement, via Instagram:
“i want to share the facts with you about the my latest USADA tests and how it affects my fight next month.
USADA has notified me that Ostarine, the substance that showed up in my system last year and led to USADA sanctioning me, has resurfaced at an extremely low level in two recent tests. the good news is that usada says this is most likely residual from last year and that the low level is providing me with no performance advantage. that’s why Usada is not re-sanctioning me for these test results. i already served a usada sanction for the presence of ostarine in my system, and it has decreased dramatically since last year.”
the bad news is that the Nevada state athletic commission has temporarily suspended me while they look into the situation. while i feel terrible to let down my fans who were looking forward to watching me fight in las vegas next month, i look forward to PUBLICLY discussing my case before the nevada state athletic commission with scientific experts who can explain why very low levels of Ostarine are showing up in my system. i want to make one thing very clear — i have never purposely taken any prohibited substance to gain an advantage. i will subject myself to whatever additional testing is required of me by the nevada state athletic commission. i want to get this situation finally cleared up so i can return to the octagon as soon as i can.”
It is good to hear that Sean O’Malley is only going to be temporarily sidelined. It is a shame however, that they couldn’t give him the Jon Jones treatment.
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